A Czech business delegation has visited Iran on a fact-finding mission, the first of its kind in recent decades. Some 20 Czech firms, from machinery companies to pharmaceuticals producers, took part in the trip which could herald future closer cooperation between Iran and the Czech Republic, provided that sanctions imposed on Tehran over its controversial nuclear programme are lifted.
The US online retailer Amazon is planning to build its third centre in the Czech Republic, the E15 daily reports on Monday. The new Returns Centre should be located in Pavlov, an industrial zone near the capital. The company has not confirmed the information. The US Internet giant already has a Returns Centre in Dobrovíz and is currently building a distribution centre there. It should be completed by the end of June 2015 and will create some 2,000 jobs.
The US online retailer Amazon officially launched the construction of its distribution centre in Dobrovíz near Prague on Friday. The centre, which should be completed by the end of June 2015, will create some 2,000 jobs. Amazon was originally also planning to build another distribution centre in a Brno industrial zone, but the plans have been rejected by Brno City Hall over zoning issues. The US Internet giant is now looking for other locality in Central and Eastern Europe.
The number of Czech limited companies owned by women has risen sharply over the past several years, according to an analysis by the consultancy firm Bisnode. While in 2012, 15 percent of such firms registered in the Czech Republic had women owners, this year there are 24 percent of them, according to Bisnode analyst Petra Štepánová. However, a majority of Czech limited companies – 71 percent of them – are owned by men.
Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka said on Monday that should the EC fail to help farmers and food producers hit by the EU sanctions against Russia, the Czech Republic might ban the imports of goods for dumping prices. Czech farmers and food producers fear that the expected glut of food products in Europe stemming from the sanctions might result in the Czech market being flooded with goods sold for prices below production costs.
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